Saturday, May 30, 2009

North County Art Happenings Saturday 5/30

Be sure not to miss the finale of our Saturdays of May series TONIGHT @ 7PM.

Also, there is a cool gallery in Oceanside called the Swiv Tackle Circus that has their first photography opening tonight. The show is called Get Gone. You can find more info here.

If I were you, I'd make it a night of art in North County San Diego. Do it!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Ukes Etc - The Handcrafted Artisan Instruments of Owen Burke

Owen Burke has been making and playing musical instruments for over two decades, breaking barriers and exhibiting high levels of innovation with his various creations. His intimate familiarity with a diverse selection of materials and the sounds they produce has resulted in a spectacular body of work, a selection of which we are proud to display in the gallery today. Mr. Burkes instruments are celebrated in venues ranging from museums to concert halls, a testament to the exceptional quality of their artistry and sound.


Takes five

minutes to learn,

takes a lifetime to master.

The Banjuke, Mr. Burke’s latest simple 4-string hybrid innovation, has spurred a heated interest among all who’ve used them, appealing to both novice and weathered musician alike. The Banjukes are meant above all to be played; to be taken anywhere and used everywhere: the park, the beach, a picnic, your bedroom. They are light, gentle, portable, durable, and versatile (doubles as a drum), giving you the opportunity to have live music by your side at all times.

Do not miss the finale of the Saturdays of May with Matt Curreri. We'll be demonstrating these fine instruments along with hearing performances by Matt Curreri & Keli Ross Ma'u (on steeldrums) and local ensemble Orange Electric.

As always, show is free, all ages, and open to the public. 7PM. See you there.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

6 x 6 Poetry Reading

Taken from an idea of poetry readings started by poets Sonnet Graham and Jeffrey McDaniels a few years back in New York, we are very excited about the first installment of our very own 6 x 6 Poetry Night, featuring twelve diverse and talented poets from all over San Diego County (well... one coming down from Los Angeles). We have put together six men and six women, and will alternate male/female with each poet reading for 6 minutes. This reading is in conjunction with our current series The Saturdays of May with Matt Curreri, and will also feature live music by Mr. Curreri & The Exfriends and Joanie Mendenhall.

Saturday, May 23rd @ The Andrews Gallery.

The night begins at 7PM and the performances will run until 10:30PM

A list of our participating poets:

- Amy Dixon
- Morgan Fritz
- Tomas Gayton
- K. Lorraine Graham
- Michael Horvitz
- Tomas Lucero
- Brad McMurrey
- Michael Meleck
- Camille Tallon
- Frank Tangherlini
- Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña, Winner of this year's San Diego Book Award for Best Poetry, for her book "Roses of Crimson Fire", written in collaboration with the Bay area poet Richard Denner.
- Amanda Walker

As always, this event is free and open to the public. Drinks and light food compliments of The Andrews Gallery.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Importance of Art - SDFAS

I just saw, per a San Diego Fine Art Society tweet (SDFASnews), a rather nice article/write up on what looks to be a new series of shows called Sunset Sundays. You can find the story here. I love the idea and look forward to it continuing.

May Series Continues

Last night's the third installment of our current series The Saturdays of May with Matt Curreri was an amazing success. John Meeks, equipped with his trusty capo, played a beautiful set to a mesmerized crowd. Also his band deserves a special mention; they are a pleasure to listen to as well as to hang with. The Exfriends' set was a rowdy one as they were accompanied by their long lost 5th member Ray Suen, who's been away tour with The Killers. 'Happy When I'm Gone' was my favorite. There will be video footage coming shortly.

We are a little behind on our photo uploads but here are some choice pics from the second night of our series. Stay tuned for more pictures and video of last night. AND, do not miss next week's show - the 4th - as it promises to be perhaps the best show yet, with the debut of the much anticipated 6 x 6 reading. Thank you to all who have come out and supported this series with such remarkable enthusiasm. More is on the way, let the momentum continue.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Jill Bolte Taylor

I found this story, which was re-played today on Fresh Air, rather compelling.

Click here for the link.

Its something I think that everyone can relate to, not necessarily just artists or scientists. In fact I liked it because for me it spoke to, among other things, the relationship between those two fields, which are often cast in a contrasting light.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Video Clip

Matt Curreri and Keli Ross Ma'u in the Gallery performing Dirty Stayout. Dig the steel drums.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Three Guys Who Paint

New exhibition up at the Encinitas Library entitled Three Guys Who Paint featuring the works of local artists Kevin Anderson and Micaiah Hardison as well as gallery owner Drew Snyder. The show will hang through May. For those of you who haven't been, its a good opportunity to visit the library, which has sweeping views of the water and is all in all a beautiful building. Located behind city hall off Vulcan and E street (or something like that).

Be sure to stop by, take a look, and give us your feedback!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Series Opening Night

Last night we kicked off the the Saturdays of May with Matt Curreri to a full house. Matt's set with Keli was something totally new and was very well received. The steel drums were an excellent addition to Mr. Curreri's standard charm...and it doesn't hurt that Keli is a musical magician. I think the best part is that he transforms them from being some kind of cliché sound to having some real substance and intricacy.

Some choice shots from the night...

Floyd's show is looking spectacular in the Gallery Room

Thanks to The Perry Edwards for a great show.

And thanks to everyone who came out: hope you had a great night. Let us know what you think, we are always interested in your feedback. AND for those of you who weren't there...there are four more to come, so you have a chance to redeem yourself.